Fox Bows Juno Same-Day on iTunes15 Apr, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Calling it the most widely available home entertainment release ever, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment April 15 bowed Oscar-winning film Juno on Apple's iTunes Music Store the same day as the DVD and Blu-ray releases.
The studio, together with Lionsgate and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, has ramped up efforts to include a digital copy with the DVD — considered the next step in packaged media.
The critically acclaimed film, starring Ellen Page as a quirky teenager dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, is available on iTunes for $14.99 and can be viewed on a PC, Mac, iPod, iPhone or Apple TV.
Separate release, Juno B-Sides: Almost Adopted Songs, a follow-up soundtrack, is also available on iTunes, for $9.99.
The movie will be available on iTunes Movie Rentals beginning May 14.
The DVD retails for $29.98 and includes a slew of special features — not found on iTunes — including 11 deleted scenes, a gag reel, gag take, cast and crew jam, and screen tests.
A two-disc DVD release ($34.98) includes a digital copy, the aforementioned special features and four additional featurettes.
The Blu-ray release ($39.98) also includes a standard-definition digital copy, previously mentioned special features and “Fox Movie Channel Presents: World Premiere and Casting Session.”